Welcome to the Audi q7 e-Tron Forum! The Q7 e-Tron is following in the footsteps of the A3 e-Tron, adding plug-in hybrid technology to an already popular Audi vehicle. The Q7 plug-in hybrid is the first diesel plugin available in North America. Check out the Q7 e-Tron Forum for more information

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Audi Q7 e-Tron TDI specifications released

Audi has released full specifications for the Diesel plug-in hybrid Audi Q7 etron SUV. The 3.0 diesel engined plug-in hybrid will not be available in North America, but is set to be released in Germany in March 2016.

Pricing will start at €80,500 ($112,339) which puts it right in line with the Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid.

The Q7 eTron uses predictive energy assistant to cut diesel consumption, and uses a heat pump to more efficiently warm the cabin.

Electric range is rated at 55 km from the 173 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Unfortunately the battery pack uses up the space typically for the 3rd row seat, so opting for the plug-in hybrid SUV will limit you to 5 passengers – just like the Outlander PHEV and the BMW X5 eDrive. Continue Reading ->

Audi Q7 e-Tron technology

Audi has spent much time and energy making sure it’s first plug-in hybrid SUV is ready to take to market – and ready to compete with its German rivals.

The redesigned Audi Q7 weighs 716 pounds less than the outgoing model, and sets a new benchmark in its class. Audi was able to save so much weight by using hot formed high-strength steel and lots of aluminum. Even with the lower weight, the body is even stronger with 3 ‘torsional rings’ built into the front, middle, and rear of the vehicle chassis to increase rigidity. All of this makes for a stable chassis, and a smooth, controlled ride. Continue Reading ->